M.Sc. Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (WATENV)

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR370 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR370 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Hannover, Germany
WATENV is a research oriented international Master of Science Programme hosted at Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. Students obtain interdisciplinary knowledge and key qualifications in the field of sustainable water resources management. Graduates are prepared to take responsible positions e.g. in research and higher environmental administration. Scholarships for students from developing countries via DAAD and WMO partnerships.



Sustainable development in all areas of water resources management, water supply, waste water treatment and solid waste management is of great importance for present-day and succeeding generations. Engineers and natural scientists in water resources and environmental management are qualified to search for responses to worldwide problems of increasing water scarcity, flood risks and environmental pollution. Graduates work together with colleagues in several special fields. The job is multidisciplinary, interesting and worldwide needed.

WATENV is a research oriented Master of Science Programme, which provides international students the opportunity to qualify for demading positions in water resources and environmental management. Therefore the education is interdisciplinary with optional specialization in Water Resources Management or Sanitary Engineering.

Several institutes of the highly reputable and well equipped Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany) are involved in the WATENV courses. They offer outstanding general conditions for students and researchers.

In the first semester students obtain knowledge of basics in natural sciences, environmental hydraulics, hydrology and water resources management. Afterwards one of the two special fields, Water Resources Management or Sanitary Engineering, has to be elected for the second and third semester. These scientific courses are accompanied by courses, which aim at the development and improvement of soft skills required for successful scientific work. In the fourth semester students complete the master thesis under supervision.

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Tuition fee
  • EUR370 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR370 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content


Mandatory Basics:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Environmental Hydraulics
  • Hydrology & Water Resources Management I
  • Environmental Data Analysis

Major A: Water Resources Management:

  • Hydrology & Water Resources Management II
  • Ecology & Water Resources
  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Special Topics in Water Resources Management

Major B: Sanitary Engineering:

  • Sanitary Engineering
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Water Supply & Industrial Water Management
  • Special Topics in Sanitary Engineering
  • Elective Supplements:
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Computer & Informatics
  • Water, Soils & Vegetation
  • Practical Training in Sanitary Engineering
  • Flow & Transport Processes
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental & Coastal Management
  • Soft Skills and Projects:
  • Research Planning
  • Research Project & Colloquium
  • Theories & Methods of Research
  • German Language I/II
  • Master Thesis


Students must hold a Bachelors degree with the grade "good" or better in a field related to the WATENV Masters programme, e.g. civil engineering, environmental sciences, natural sciences or geosciences. Practical training and stay abroad are not required. Instructions and examinations are given in English language. Applicants with non-English native language have to provide evidence of an adequate working knowledge of English via an internationally recognised certificate.

More Information


The WATENV M. Sc. programme is accredited by ASIIN e.V.

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